In the last four games, he's averaging 22 and 9, with two of the four among the highest scoring games by a Nets' center in the last 20 years. His competition meanwhile seems to be slowing a bit...and in rookie rankings, Brook Lopez is finally getting noticed, moving into the top two or three along with Derrick Rose and O.J. Mayo. SI calls his recent offense "emboldened" and his defense "imposing".
- Breakout game catapults Oden - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
- Award Watch: Rookie Rankings - Joel Brigham - HoopsWorld
- The Top Ten Rookies by PER - John Paulsen - The Scores Report
- Rookie of the Year Watch - Maurice Brooks - ESPN
- 2008-09 NBA Rookie Class: Top 50 - David Thorpe - ESPN Insider
- Rookie Watch: The going gets tougher - David Thorpe - ESPN
- Hollinger's Player Statistics - Rookies - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider